Our First Home

This is a little glimpse of our first home. This is where my sweet husband and I shared our first space, our first memories, and our first year together. It had it's ups and downs. Downs? You have to turn the sink on in the bathroom in order to get hot water from the shower. It was right off of 13th East, so we could hear every single thing that came down that road. Who knew that there were so many ambulances?! Not me. There was no insulation- so there was at least 1 bug meandering around at any point. Also... the house was built in the 1800's and all of the vents in the 3 unit building are shared—along with the fireplaces— so there was about an inch of dust at any given time. Our microwave took 3x longer than any other microwave on planet Earth to heat up food. Our upstairs neighbor's entryway stairs were above our bedroom, and they must have had nocturnal elephants as pets because from midnight to four AM something was running up and down those stairs AND smoking cigarettes (refer back to shared vents). The cutest! No modern amenities- no dishwasher, regular washer, dryer, garbage disposal, etc. And lastly, the heat. Our heat was locked away in our basement (literally locked), and so we couldn't control it. At any given time, we could be freezing because the heat got turned off, or we could be sweating our butts off because our landlord was old and couldn't see how high he turned the heat up. Okay that's a little bit of an exaggeration, but not really. hehehehe. Take this all with a grain of salt- I am mostly writing it so Danny and I can remember all of the funny/crazy/stupid things that happened in that apartment. All of the cookies baked, the couch cuddling, the Netflix consumed, and most of all- the marriage. Woo! Almost 1 year down and a billion to go.


  1. Those are a lot of downs, but don't worry. I'm sure everything will get settled soon. Seeing the pictures made me quite torn, though. I'm loving the look of your first abode and how you decorated the pristine whiteness of everything. I'm sure your current home will benefit from your great eye and will be even more beautiful. Thank you for sharing that lovely tour! I wish you both all the best!

    Brenda Boyd @ Nu Home